What if you could heal your body, extend the life of your cells, and make yourself look and feel younger simply by utilizing the energy of your own body? This is the thought that keeps me continually exploring new energy tools, treatments and techniques. These days, not only do I work out my body, but I also work out my energy.
In order to utilize our body’s energy, we have to at least begin by experiencing it. So far, the simplest way that I have found to do this is through deep breathing exercises. For 27 years, I have done at least 15 minutes a day of a breath work technique known as “conscious breathing” or “rebirthing.”
I studied with the man who created the technique, Leonard Orr. According to Leonard, in a 45-55 minute breath session a person breathes the equivalent amount of pounds per square inch of oxygen as they would in 2-3 months of normal breathing. If you still get colds, Leonard is convinced that you don’t know how to breathe properly. I haven’t had a cold in decades. Wouldn’t you like to experience the same? With a powerful flow of H2O into the body, it is not unusual for tremendous healing to take place. You can measure your body’s alkalinity prior to a session and after a session and you’ll have immediate proof of its efficacy.
On a personal level, I just feel better. During a typical session, I can expand my lung capacity and easily raise my own energy level. (BTW, once learned, it’s not only easy it’s free!) A friend of mine says that the reason that I look much younger than my years is because I have inhaled so much Prana in my life. Prana is the Sanskrit word for "breath."
In Vedantic philosophy, Prana is considered to be the vital, life-sustaining force of all living beings, comparable to the Chinese notion of Qi, which is vital energy.
I love examining the etymology of words. Since breathing involves respiration, the Latin root of the word is Respirari, which means to breathe in the force or spirit of life over and over and over again. Imagine being able to control the force of your own spirit on a moment-to-moment basis! That’s the freedom and personal power that I feel this energy enhancing technique gives me. As a Spirited Woman, it’s quite a tool to have!
Here’s a short breath exercise that Leonard teaches: simply take three conscious breaths whenever you feel challenged. Let your breath roll from your head to your toes, feel the force of life as it courses through you, and relax deeply into your body.
Why not check out a breath practitioner in your area and make an appointment to experience the force of your life energy.
This is the second of Jaimi Blakely's four-part series on energy.
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Jaimi Blakely is a writer, creator and visionary. She is fascinated by energy as a healing tool. Currently, she is completing her first novel, The Happy List, and is the CEO of Links for Love, a for-profit company dedicated to revolutionizing the way that schools raise funds.